About Us

Since September 2016, South Nottinghamshire Academy has been an integral part of Redhill Academy Trust. The Trust are a local, outstanding provider who have a proven track record of enhancing school improvement. At SNA, we know every single student so that no-one goes unnoticed or slips through the net. We continue to invest in our facilities and our new school buildings provide us with modern accommodations which meet the educational needs of our current students and future generations.

Ofsted (March 2022) confirmed that we continue to be a ‘Good’ school.

Key information from the Ofsted report in March 2022 includes:

  • Leaders have focused their attention on ensuring that pupils achieve highly in subjects they choose to study in key stages 4 and 5. Pupils study a broad curriculum and experience a good quality of education.
  • Pupils say that all teachers encourage them to do things the ‘SNA Way’. One pupil accurately described this as being ‘taught to be respectful, put ourselves out there, try new things and be kind to others’.
  • Many pupils benefit from the wide range of leadership and volunteering opportunities at the school. There are positive relationships between staff and pupils. Staff have high expectations of pupils’ conduct. Pupils understand these expectations and rise to them. Leaders have developed a school environment in which pupils feel safe and happy
  • Pupils agree that the school is very inclusive and that teachers do not tolerate any form of bullying or discriminatory language.
  • Pupils demonstrate commitment to their learning. There is very little low-level disruption in lessons. When there is poor behaviour, teachers deal with it quickly. The corridors are calm and orderly. Pupils agree that the school is a place where they can learn.
  • Teachers support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) extremely well.
  • Students in the sixth form are mature and focused. They act as role models for younger pupils. Many undertake extended projects and volunteering opportunities through the ‘stellar’ program. This helps students to strengthen their applications for their next steps, including those who choose to go to university.
  • Pupils in key stages 3 and 4 also enjoy wider development opportunities. In tutor time, pupils explore issues such as fundamental British values and the risks of substance abuse. Pupils benefit from age-appropriate relationships and sex education. Many enjoy attending a range of after-school clubs. Many pupils take ‘pledges’. These encourage them to represent the academy in sporting events and to take part in cultural trips and community projects.
  • School leaders receive effective support from Redhill Academy Trust. Many teachers benefit from the ongoing training that they can access in the trust. Leaders, representatives of the trust and governors work in partnership to improve the school further.